Hate the Patriots and Rams? – Super Bowl LIII Alternatives

By Joanne Kong

Twitter: @kongfu4u

Super Bowl LIII is Sunday February 3, 2019.  And the AFC’s New England Patriots are facing off against the NFC’s Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, Georgia.  The majority of us will be in the comfort of our homes, or at a friend’s, with a cold beer and some high calorie foods, watching the game on TV…or will we?

As always, the Super Bowl isn’t the only show on TV on Sunday Night.  And if you can’t stand either the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams, or hate Maroon 5, there are plenty of other options.  Most of the options, though, are reruns…but what’s wrong with that?  Let’s take a look (all times are in Eastern Time).

What’s on Amazon Prime?

Hell’s Kitchen: Seasons 1-15 for Prime Members.  Haven’t seen it?  Like a ridiculous amount of cursing with sub par cooking?  Go watch it you f*****’ donkey!

What’s on Netflix?

With Disney having their own pay service, Netflix will no longer have Marvel Originals.  If you hate The New England Patriots and the LA Rams, or sports, this might be a good night to curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and catch up on Daredevil, Season 1-3.  Who doesn’t like blind vigilantes that dress up in a red devil outfits?

TLC (The Learning Channel) – Dr. Pimple Popper: Poppy Bowl (6pm-8pm)

Never seen an episode of Dr. Pimple Popper?  What?  It is an addictively (disgusting) show.  You want to look away, but at the same time…not.  It’s not just a show about popping pimples, although there is a lot of popping, or should I say squeezing and oozing.  Dr. Pimple Popper and her staff change lives, help people gain confidence and create a new found respect for dermatologists.  Plus its super gross.


HGTV (Home and Garden Television) – Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Marathon)

It’s February.  It’s cold for most of the country.  And some parts of the Midwest has seen record breaking sub-degree temperatures.  Are you longing for some warmer weather?  Don’t think you can afford it?  Well…maybe you can.  Or at least you can watch people who can.


ANIMAL PLANET – Puppy Bowl XV (3 pm – 5pm)

Love animals?  Sure you do.  The annual Puppy Bowl is back with adorable puppies looking for homes.  The Puppy Bowl is pretty much playing all morning, featuring a pre-Puppy Bowl show.  Can you stand any more cuteness?

I know what you’re thinking…the Puppy Bowl is before the Super Bowl.  Yup.  But, if you love animals, Animal Planet continues the animal bonanza with Coyote Peterson: Return to the Wilderness. 

Followed by, The Zoo: Behind the Scenes

And then you get to watch the Puppy Bowl AGAIN from 6 to 8 PM and AGAIN from 8 to 10 PM and for those of you who are truly twisted, one more time from 10 PM to midnight.  Look at that, you don’t even have to record it!


HALMRK – Kitten Bowl VI (2 pm- 4pm)

Hate puppies, but love kittens?  That’s cool.  [Editors note: That’s not cool. It’s totally weird.]  Halmrk has the show for you.  It’s the Kitten Bowl, followed by the first ever Cat Bowl.  Best of all, they just repeat those two Bowls back-to-back over and over again until you lose your mind.


COMEDY CENTRAL – The Office (Marathon)

There’s talk about bringing back the show.  Maybe it’s time to get re-familiar with the show.  It’s good.  Seriously.

BRAVO – The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Super bowl is in Atlanta, and so are Bravo’s Housewives… And both cost a butt load of money.


NBCSN – Curling: World Cup (6 pm – 9pm)

Don’t know what CURLING is…it’s a world renown sport.  You can get all caught up for the AUS Curling Championships coming next week by watching the Curling World Cup instead of the Super Bowl.  Because who doesn’t want to do that, eh?  [Editors Note: That’s a shot at you Canadians.]


TCM – Doctor Zhivago (4:30 – 8 pm)

Nothing like an old classic to fill your night.  It’s an amazing movie that occurs during some war where they go work at some camp or something.  Oh, and they fall in love.  Or find love, or something like that.  Plus its a long-ass movie.  I think I might have fallen asleep when I saw it, but I’m not sure.  Yeah, it’s totally memorable. 


FOOD NETWORK – Worst Cooks in America

The new season of the Worst Cooks in America has started and you can spend the day catching up from the beginning, leading up to a new episode at 8 pm.  Never seen the show?  It’s the feel good event of the evening.  Because you’ll feel good after you watch it that you’re not them.  And you thought you were a bad cook…

From your friendly neighborhood sports fans at Football Garbage Time…


[Editors Note: We take no responsibility if you actually don’t enjoy it.  Just sayin.]

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